Common Types of Trucker Errors

Tim Miley
Injury Lawyer, Author, & Owner of The Miley Legal Group

Trucker negligence comes in many forms. Errors made at the wheel of a big rig can result in devastating consequences, leading a victim to seek compensation. In West Virginia, there were 50 fatalities in 2010 stemming from a large truck crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). For help with your claim, contact a truck injury attorney in Clarksburg, WV

Common Errors Made by Truck Drivers 

The following are types of errors truckers make that can result in serious crashes: 

  • poor judgment;
  • falling asleep at the wheel;
  • taking unnecessary risks;
  • failing to inspect loads;
  • speeding; and
  • going too fast around a curve. 

These are preventable errors that can result in head-on collisions, jackknifing, losing a load or side-swiping another vehicle. If trucker negligence injured you, seek legal counsel. Other factors may increase the chance of a trucker making an error. For instance, truck driver impairment, fatigue, poor weather conditions or hazardous roads may be to blame for a crash.  

Seeking Help from a Truck Injury Attorney in Clarksburg WV 

To prove trucker negligence, you will need evidence. A truck injury attorney at The Miley Legal Group can help collect evidence to build a case. You can reach our law firm at 1-888-436-0859. Don’t delay getting your case started.

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